Bodmin Community Network Panel to discuss place-shaping and a greater voice for local communities

People living or working in the Bodmin area can hear about place-shaping and plans to give local communities more say on local issues at the Bodmin Community Network Panel meeting on Wednesday 11 October at 7pm at Cornwall Council’s Chy Trevail offices.

Place-shaping is about co-ordinating economic development in an area by looking at everything that is happening in that location.  Approaches are based on local circumstances and vary from place to place.  The presentation to the panel will include an update on the work currently underway in Bodmin, which includes a focus on the town centre and the possibility of developing an identifiable brand for the town. There will also be an opportunity to explore how place-shaping could work for rural areas in the community network.

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Cornwall Councillor Edwina Hannaford, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, will brief the panel on Cornwall Council’s Cabinet decision on 6 September to strengthen engagement with local communities and give them a greater voice through community network panels. This includes empowering panels by giving them more of a say on important local issues. 

Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez will also be on hand to update the panel about policing issues.

Lanivet Parish Councillor Jane Dent, Chair of Bodmin Community Network Panel, said: “I encourage everyone with an interest in Bodmin and the surrounding parishes to come to the meeting. It’s an opportunity to find out about local issues and future plans for the area.  As well as the presentations, there will be updates from the town and parish councils and a chance to ask questions and meet your local councillors.”

Bodmin Community Network Panel meets quarterly to discuss matters that affect the local area and to agree priorities that can be delivered by Cornwall Council and partners such as the police and health services. Some of the areas that Bodmin Community Network focuses on include health and wellbeing, local policing, superfast broadband, communication, and planning and infrastructure.

Bodmin Community Network Panel includes all four Cornwall Councillors for the area and representatives of the seven parishes in the community network: Blisland, Bodmin, Cardinham, Helland, Lanhydrock, Lanivet and Withiel.

The meeting takes place on Wednesday 11 October from 7pm to 9pm in Room 2, Chy Trevail, Beacon Technology Park, Bodmin. The agenda and more information about the panel are available on our Bodmin Community Network page.

Story posted 2 October 2017